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The history of the workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

The history of the workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

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1834 Poor Law In 1834 a new Poor Law was introduced. Some people welcomed it because they believed it would: reduce the cost of looking after the poortake beggars off the streetsencourage poor people to work hard to support themselves The new Poor Law ensured that the poor were housed in workhouses, clothed and fed. Historypin Between 2014 and 2018, thousands of communities are investigating and commemorating the impact of the First World War. You can use the Historypin First World War Centenary hub to find local projects, contribute to them and share your own. The First World War Centenary hub provides a digital home for these projects, drawing materials together so that people can find and take part in local commemorative activities.

Victorians The Victorian period in Britain was one of huge industrial and technological change, shocking divisions between rich and poor, sensational crimes, spectacular entertainments for the masses, and grand attempts to combat squalor and disease. Discover Victorian life through the posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, political reports and illustrations that the 19th century left behind... Written by Liza Picard The Working Classes and The Poor Street sellers, omnibus drivers, mudlarks, the workhouse and prostitution, the poor were forced to survive in any way that they could... The Middle Class

Sex & Sexuality in the 19th century Wilhelm von Gloeden, 'Two Seated Sicilian Youths', about 1900. Museum no. 2815-1952. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London Male anxieties in relation to both physical and mental health in the Victorian era often seem to have concentrated on the supposedly baleful effects of masturbation, which was alleged to cause a wide range of physical and mental disorders, and on venereal diseases, especially syphilis. This brings us neatly into the subject of Victorian sexuality, which has been a continuing topic of debate and fascination. According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. Lately, evidence has shown that Victorian sex was not polarised between female distaste ('Lie back and think of England', as one mother is famously said to have counselled her anxious, newly married daughter) and extra-marital male indulgence.

“Please sir! I want some more!”: The Horror of Victorian-era Workhouses …”Please sir, I want some more”. The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper. Blog » Tip: Finding Errors in Your Data with Problem Alerts Tip: Finding Errors in Your Data with Problem Alerts Have you ever noticed a little triangle symbol next to a person’s name in RootsMagic and wondered what it meant? It means there just might be a problem with some of the information you have entered for that person. That little symbol is called a “Problem Alert”, and will show up if RootsMagic thinks there is an issue you might need to look into.

History in Focus: The Victorian Era (Introduction) Introduction This first issue of History in Focus looks at Victorian history and the resources available to study it. To find issues on other topics, go to our home page. Victorians 1850 - 1901 The world's largest empire is governed from Whitehall. Our collections offer an invaluable insight into the politics of empire and the daily lives of its citizens. Our massive photographic holdings covering Britain and its colonies vividly bring the period to life. The Poor Laws From its beginnings in the fourteenth century, up to the inauguration of the National Health Service in 1948, the evolution of England's poor laws is the story of one of the most significant and far-reaching strands of the nation's social policy and administration. The history of the poor laws is conveniently divided into the Old Poor Law — crystallised in the 1601 Act for the Relief of the Poor<, and the New Poor Law — heralded by the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. The Old Poor Law can be broadly characterised as being parish-centred, haphazardly implemented, locally enforced, and with some of its most significant developments (e.g. the operation of workhouses) being completely voluntary. The New Poor Law, based on the new administrative unit of the Poor Law Union, aimed to introduce a rigorously implemented, centrally enforced, standard system that was to be imposed on all and which centred on the workhouse. Not everything changed in 1834, however.

Hawkesbury Local History Society In the winter of 1085/6, William I met with his counsellors at Gloucester and ordered that men be sent all over England ‘to each shire’, to conduct a survey to be recorded in what later becomes known as the Domesday Book. The purpose of the survey was to determine who owned what, both before and after the Norman conquest, and what each of the holdings was worth; thus Domesday entries were made according to property, rather than by village or settlement. Hawkesbury and its ‘seven lands’ described in the Pershore charter of 972 do not correspond directly with Domesday entries, the abbey having been dispossessed of various estates after the conquest, including those of Hillesley, Didmarton, Oldbury-on-the-Hill, and Badminton. The Domesday Survey At some time after 1086 there were further distributions of land ownership, in which Hillesley was restored to Pershore, and parts of Didmarton, Oldbury-on-the-Hill and Badminton were subdivided. The Hawkesbury entry in the Domesday Survey